Lee Odden

RSS Buttons for Your Blog

A while back Thomas aka Twistermc, whipped up a handy tool for creating RSS subscription buttons to place on blogs. This makes it easy for the reader to subscribe to the blog using their favoriate RSS reader or aggregator. (See the buttons down the left side of this blog) This particular tool has been very popular and is the source for many, many links to Online Marketing Blog and to the blog marketing tools page over at TopRank.

I was checking out some of these links and noticed that some pretty interesting referrers. There are quite a few prominent SEOs using the RSS Button tools. I think that’s pretty cool actually.

Thomas will be implementing an upgrade to the tool in the near future that allows you to display subscription options as a drop down rather than displaying all the buttons. This is good news for some blogs as it will make more space for ads or other features like tag clouds, blog roll links, categories and archives.

If you can’t wait, then visit the RSS Feed Button tool page now and create your own subscription buttons with RSS feed embedded automatically. It takes just a few seconds and is very easy to apply to your blog.

Speaking of Thomas and his blog marketing talents, he has launched a new blog called, Blogger Design which you can find at, yes you guessed it, bloggerdesign.com. There he will post blog optimization tips, tools, design tips and usability thoughts related to the world of blogging

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Lee Odden About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on integrated content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely on a beach somewhere doing absolutely nothing.


  1. searchenginefeeds says:

    I prefer to keep my feed icons and subscription services to a minimum. One good thing about the tool is you can manually activate and make certain services inactive if you do not want to use those on your blog.

    Another good way to put attractive RSS buttons on your blog is to create your own custom feed icon and replace the default icons that come with your blog theme with your own. A good place to get Photoshop (PSD) files along with AI, EPS, SVG, PDF, PNG, JPG, GIF is http://www.feedicons.com/

    Thanks for the heads up on bloggerdesign.com Lee! I will check it out more, but the content so far looks promising.

  2. Hi
    This was really handy to me, i would love make my blog as like the one that you have. Please help sir, i am much interest in blogging and discovering ways to make it a most happening one. Please help me